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>> welcome to aljazeera. here are our top stories. ghastly new pictures from syria show dead bodies in the street after the alongside chemical weapons attack, as the world accepts for answers. life without parole, army staff sergeant robert bales gets the maximum punishment for the massacre of afghan civilians. >> has martin luther king's dream become a reality? ♪ theme >> we begin tonight with appalling new pictures from
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syria. the images were taken soon after the alleged chemical weapons attack and appear to show men, women, children and animals that died suddenly in the streets. at the same time, there's no pressure on syria to cooperate with u.n. investigators. first, this warning, the pictures are extremely graphic. we have a report from syria. >> there seems little doubt that some sort of chemical weapon killed these people. this video was shot by an independent journalist for britain's i.t.v. news. victims lie where they fell, men and women, some with their children at their side, their faces con torted in pain, frozen in the agonizing moments they died. whatever killed these people killed in discriminately, a cat, a flock of sheep, and only feet away, a small creator and exploded metal, evidence, witnesses say of one of the missiles that delivered whatever
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ended these people's lives. >> it was a small explosion. when we went down to see what's going on, we smelled a strange odor. people said we need to go upstairs because it was a chemical gas. then intensive shelling started. i fell uncurbs on the stairs. i was given injections in addition to oxygen and eye drops. the next morning, we discovered all families dead in their homes. i just opened the door and saw the whole family kid with foam in their mouth, blood in their ears. adults tried to resist that, butle children died immediately. >> this witness described how some team scrambled to escape. >> people heard the mosques telling everyone to go to the higher floors, but the people didn't understand. they were discovered dead by the rescue teams. >> another witness points to the remains of what he says is 12 missiles that fell. he said the explosions were not loud, so people initially thought the attack was some distance away. the syrian government that denied it used chemical weapons,
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but it has also refused a team of u.n. chemical weapons inspectors access to the site. opposition activists say a number of people who gave medical help to victims have subsequently died. chemical weapons experts say evidence such as this could point to the possible use of a nerve agent. >> on the videos, some of the people are suffering from asphyxiation, don't ever external wounds, so consistent with the use of a chemical agent. unless somebody can get samples, it will be difficult to say what happened. >> the longer the u.n. inspectors are debt r. kept out, the harder to gather evidence to prove what killed these people and who was responsible for the attack. aljazeera. >> in washington, president obama called the incident in syria a big event of grave concern, but cautioned against a rush to judgment. we are joined live from the
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white house with more. mike. >> john, given all those graphic images, given the appalling nature of what is alleged to have happened in syria, at what point does that red line that's evidently been crossed by the regime, the red line that the president laid down himself put american prestige and credibility on the line and force the president's hand of something to do. yesterday, we learned there was a three hour n.s.c. meeting, the president's top security advisers. this morning he gave an interview. i'm going to read you a quote from that. there may be telltale signs in the language. he said it is very troublesome and that's speaking of the syria attacks, that starts getting to some core national interests that the united states has both in terms of us making sure that weapons of mass destruction are not proliferating, as well as needing to protect our allies, our bases in the region. >> earlier today, his spokesman clarified the president's comment, flatly ruled out the
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american military option of boots on the ground, american military boots on the ground. so what is left, a no fly zone that seems unlikely given the public commentary of top officials speaking against that possibility. there is also the possibility of cruise missile attacks. that would be another option that could be considered by the administration. i want to read you one other thing, john. very late this afternoon, some tweets from the president's top national security advisers. susan rice said: >> when you talk about a possible cruise missile attack, that potential option, to consider and i know we've talked about this before, john, but
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general martin dempsey, he spoke against that option. he said if you do that, if you degrade a military capability, take out those chemical weapon sites, then you sort of take the lid off the control to the extent that there's any control at all there, but you give an advantage to forces that are in the opposition but not necessarily friendly to the united states. difficult policy decisions coming up for the administration. >> absolutely. let me add another piece to this puzzle. we are getting reports that the u.s. navy is expanding its apprehension in the mediterranean. not necessarily boots on the ground, but putting the pressure on syria. give us a sent, you know, clearly the white house probably won't telegraph exactly what it's going to do before it does it, right? >> the president made interesting comments, john, and it speaks to a certain american
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war fatigue among the public and policy makers. throughout this crisis, over the course of the last two years, ever since the president called for assad to step down, he has cited the iraq war, saying that the international community must be onboard to this. these are clear references to the events that transpired 10 years ago in iraq. he said if you do that, he said this in the interview today, it tends to foster resentment in the region. whatever the white house plans to do or eventually does or does not do, it's going to be under the auspices of the international community, they're going to work hard to form international coalition and consensus behind whatever potential moves that they make against the regime. >> we'll get back to you later if there's any development. douglas alivant is a senior fellow at the new american foundation and joins us in washington. what's your reaction to the news that the navy's expanding its
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presence near syria? >> clearly the administration is either serious or wants to telegraph that it was serious and these options are on the table. clearly military options are more on the table today than yesterday or the day before. >> why do you think? >> we're telegraphing that move. we've made clear that we're not going to do boots on the ground, put ago flo fly zone in place in very, very hard, long and expensive. cruise missile strikes are relatively cheap and easy and appear to be what we're talking about. >> you think it's cruise missile strikes and limited attack on syria for the moment. >> i think that's certainly the most likely contingency. >> how does that help? >> that's a really good question. it doesn't so much help as is punishes. i think we're now in the position where we're just trying to make a statement about the use of weapons of mass destruction and i would suspect, no one's talking to me, but i
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would suspect that these cruise missiles would be used on those chemical weapons sites or command center for them or people who authorize their use to make a strong statement about the use of chemical weapons. with regard to the larger requireian water, that's something else you'll clearly the united states has tried to stay out of this, but now we begin to take sides with an act like that. would that not be the case? >> well, we've taken a side from the beginning. the president said that asaad must go, that's still u.s. policy. as this has played out, this war has gone along, there are very large islamic factions that are affiliated with al-qaeda, with groups like this, and so we find ourselves in thissization where we are against asaad, we are allied with al-qaeda. it's never-neverland in syria. >> thanks for being with us
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tonight. now to lebanon, where car bombs were dealt nateed outside two mosques. 42 dead, 500 injured. it happened in tripoli as worshipers were leaving the mosque after prayers. we have this report. >> they just finished friday prayers, then panic struck. security camera footage caught the moment of the explosion. this was one of two mosques targeted by a powerful car bombing in lebanon's northern city of tripoli. the explosions were minutes apart. dozens were killed or injured. there was no claim of responded, but officials say the attacks had one objective, to create sect tarian strike in lebanon. many are supporters of the syrian opposition. >> this i guess the work of the syrian government. they targeted us, gave a message to the sunni's in the north.
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we will retaliate. >> it is a dangerous time for lebanon, these bombings seen as an attack against sunnis. last week, a powerful blast killed shiite civilians. hezbollah is fighting alongside the sirian government. this is a country polarized the by the syrian war. lebanese parties that support or oppose the syrian government have engaged in gun battles many times in the past. it is a time of heightened tensions. the blasts were not unexpected. a few days ago, the lebanese army stepped up security across the country. it said it was fighting what it called a total war against terrorists, who are trying to start a sectarian. >> this is a result of the syrian conflict between the regime and rebels. it has leaked over into lebanon, mainly the north and the south.
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>> lebanese leaders believe those behind the tripoli blast were responsible for the about how manying in beirut's southern suburbs. they are trying to contain tensions and play down the sectarian nature of the attacks, but there is no doubt lebanon security is at risk. >> >> army staff sergeant robert bales was sentenced today to life without parole for killing 16 afghans civilians last year. pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty and some afghan villagerrion are not happy about that. we are joined from the joint
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this is some of what they said after the sentencings. >> our family members are actually six feet under and there's no way we can go and visit them at all. they are gone. these guys go around, murder the kids, put blankets on them, fuel, and burn them. >> when you're sending people to afghanistan or any other place for rebuilding, alan, thank you.
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a military jury convicted major nidal hasan on 13 counts of murder for the 2009 shooting rampage at fort hood. he represented himself during the trial, did not call any witnesses. the sentencing phase of the trial begins monday. that more now from heidi zhou-castro. >> former army international law chief chris jenks believes the jury will sentence major nidal hasan to death. >> it's tough to decision an outcome down the road that we'll
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look back on and feel comfortable with. >> the man who gunned down a room of unarmed soldiers may not be executed. >> the military has not executed in 50 years. >> that was private john bennett, hanged for raping and trying to drown an 11-year-old girl from austria. now, there are five soldiers sitting on death row. one has been there for 25 years. >> so, historically, that would suggest that major hassan will languish on death row, and not actually be executed. >> not while his automatic appeals pend, but what if he waves those appeals? could he be bumped to the front of the line for execution? that would present the government with another dilemma. >> i just wonder perception-wise how it will look if say the u.s. service, the islamic service
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american member sentenced to death row is actually executed in say five or 10 years, while others are still languishing. >> survivors and family members have already accused the government of choosing political correctness over justice. hassan faced no terrorism charges, despite his confessed jihadist motive. if jury members now condemn him to death, the government will have to brace for more difficult questions ahead. heidi zhou-castro, aljazeera, fort hood. >> over 50 wildfires burning in the west and we're expecting to see the majority of those started by lightning strikes. the problem is that we dried out so much in the northwest this year that it was very easy to start fires especially in oregon and idaho. the number of wildfires burning specifically in the northwest, you can see idaho has 15 large
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fires. this doesn't count small ones that hot shots put out. montana, 10 large fires and california alone had 22 fires, started by lightning strikes just in august. currently, california has 14 wildfires burning. here's the problem. we keep having storms come up from the southwest. we're monitoring one right now. this particular one is bringing in quite a bit of rain. so much rainfall so fast on places that have already burned is causing problems with flash flooding. we've got a lot of warnings out stretching from the southwest to the northwest and these showers and thunderstorms are potentially going to start more fires. southeast idaho, pushing up into montana, this is where we have the fire weather watch. we'll have more on that, plus air quality and where else we are getting a lot of rainfall tonight. >> more on those wildfires still ahead. one of those wildfires in
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california has grown so large, it has reached yosemite national park. >> bob filner is out as san diego mayor. he resigned over school allegations that he is still denying.
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there's more to financial news than the ups and downs of the dow. for instance, can fracking change what you pay for water each month? have you thought about how climate change can affect your grocery bill? can rare minerals in china affect your cell phone bill? or how a hospital in texas could
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drive up your healthcare premium? i'll make the connections from the news to your money real. content while setting new standards in journalism. >> a new voice of journalism in the u.s., al jazeera america. america. >> we tell the human store ri from around the block, across the country. >> if joe can't find work, his family will go from living in a hotel to living in their car. >> connected, inspired, bold. >> bob filner has resigned at mayor of san diego. he spent his last two months fighting a growing list have sexual harassment allegations. the san diego city council
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accepted his resignation this afternoon. he will officially step down august 30. he said goodbye to san diego, and apologized for letting the city down. >> obviously this is not a happy time for any of us, not for the city of san diego, not for those who represent and for my own part in causing all this, i offer deep apology certainly to all the citizens of san diego and through you to the citizens that you represent. the city should not have been put through this, and my own personal failures were responsible, and i apologize to the city. >> stephanie stanton joins us live from san diego. he apologized, but he didn't admit
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bob filner did resign officially today, effective august 30 at 5:00 p.m. now under the terms of this deal, the city council resolution was unanimously voted upon today, here's how it will play out. the city will pay for legal defense with regard to claims by current and former city employees, but the city can
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>> it appears we've lost our signal with stephanie stanton in san diego. we'll get back to her later if we can. turning to the wide fire in california at yosemite national park, it nearly doubled in size over the last 24 hours and spread inside the park's border and tour residents were pretty upbeat. >> you know, a house is just a thing. i have my family, and they're safe. i've got pictures that i can't replace and those are important to me, but everything else can be replaced.
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>> this is such a wonderful place, gosh, you couldn't ask for a better place to come, you know for a bunch of evacuees. they've got everything that you could imagine, and all thepeopls thursday overnight into friday, about 100 people stayed at the evacuation center, just to give you a better idea of the situation with the fire, 4500 buildings under threat, up 2500 over the last couple days. the firefighters had a good streak in terms of protecting buildings, but the latest figure is 16 buildings destroyed, no deaths, but one injury. they are getting more resources as a result of the declaration of the state of emergency, so hopefully firefighters w watchi,
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thank you very much. >> there could be some policy change at the bank of america after a 21-year-old recently died in london after working three days straight. the bank announced today it will review the working conditions of its junior employees. london police say the death is not being treated as suspicious. the cause has not yet been determined. >> the new school year is almost underway, schools are beefing up security after last year's shooting in connecticut in newtown, leaving 20 children and six duties dead. tamara banks took a ride with a sheriffs deputy who is keeping an eye on one colorado school. >> dallas county sheriff starts his day early. he gears up, his radio and flak jacket in place. instead of patrolling the streets outside denver, today he'll be watching over school kids at wildcat elementary. lt. murphy may look like he's on
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his way to keep order, but his main job is to keep out potential threats. >> we'll drive around, make sure there's nothing out of the ordinary going on. >> for the first time, all 47 elementary schools and nine middle schools in douglas county school district will have armed police and sheriffs deputies on that cam pass. when the newtown school shootings happened, the district devised the plan to use armed guards the very same day. >> dozens of armed officers will visit each and every elementary school and middle school for the rest of the year every single day. authorities say it's just something that must be done in light of the changing times. >> it's sad that we've come to the place where we have to have police presence in the schools, but it's the world we live in now. >> but there's no absolute guarantee that having an armed guard on campus will prevent the next school shooting. >> it still gives a strong message, but i think we should
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never become so secure that we think it's 100% insurance that something bad is not going to happen. >> then there are parents who say kids should not be exposed to guns of any kind in school, even if the person carrying is an off-duty sheriff's lieutenant. >> we had armed security in columbine. that doesn't work. it doesn't make anyone safer. it doesn't make our children safer. >> you are here every day? >> yes. >> douglas county schools new there would be criticism. it briefly considered other measures, but concluded armed law officers are the best way to protect students. >> the $600,000 yearly price tag for the school marshall program will come from money the district saved through energy conservation. >> moneys within the system can be used for a number of things, but safety is one of our top priorities. >> the school marshall program has caught the attention of lt. murphy's fellow officers. 300 have signed up for school duty. >> hi. how are you? >> tamara banks, aljazeera,
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drawing lass county, colorado. >> and michael eaves is here with sports to talk about probably one of the biggest problems facing pro sports. >> we talk baseball's h.g.h., now the nfl. with a threat looming, the association has made progress on testing for human growth hormone. the union had wanted appeals to be appeared by an independent arbitrator rather than commissioner roger goodell. >> the radioactive water will not affect tokyo's bid to host the 2020 olympics. tokyo is unconcerned, because the plant is a safe distance from the city. tokes against madrid and istanbul for the 2020 olympics.
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>> hall of famer vince scully returns to the dodgers broadcast booth for a 55th consecutive season. he started calling dodger games back in brooklyn in 1950 and he was inducted into the baseball hall of fame in 1982. john, he is literally a living legend. >> all right, michael, thank you very much. there is a lot more ahead, including 50 years ago, martin luther king had a dream. we'll look at the progress on civil rights since then. >> plus a rare sight of a tribe deep in the amazon rain forest. they usually live in isolation. why they might be making this appearance. ç]
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>> welcome back to aljazeera. i'm john siegenthaler. bob filner resigned at mayor of san diego today, part of a deal reached between him and the city over a sexual harassment lawsuit. he apologized to his alleged victims, but denied he sexually harassed them. he is the fourth mayor to resign since the 1980's. >> robert bales was sentenced to life without parole for killing 16 afghans last year. he pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty and apologized on the stand yesterday. >> syria's civil war has prompted action from the united states navy. military officials say the naivesy is putting more forces in the mediterranean.
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russia is calling for an investigation into the alleged attacks. the u.s., britain and france have urged sirian officials to grant immediate actions for a u.n. inspection team. >> the fighting continues between president asses forces and the 07 significance. those suffering the most are too small to defend themselves. 1 million children are refugees. we have more from a refugee camp in northern iraq. >> being described as one in a million is a compliment. here, it is anything but. for a million children, this is their life. abraham is 10 years old. he likes to tease his sister. he arrived in the camp a few days ago, and so far, it's one big adventure, but for one so young, he says he's seen a lot. >> with shelling and bombings,
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we were scared and ran away. we were being bombed and they just destroyed us, and now i'm here. i just want to go back to school, go back to my friends. >> in iraq, 10,000 children have arrived here since thursday. the u.n. said registering them is top priority. >> and now they are identifying all the children of the school age and also the children with special needs, so this information will be released to unicef and they will check on them regularly. >> this camp has a long way to go to deal with children, but the agencies are confident it will happen. >> this camp requires schools, rehabilitation centers. just imagine if this was your reality now, or if this was your earliest memory. all of that requires help and resources. resources that simply aren't here yet. >> so for now, the children
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simply help out as best they can and play in the dust of the camp. >> this weekend, thousands of people are converging on the nation's capital. a group of college students and pastors from louisiana is one of the many making the journey by bus. aljazeera's robert ray joins us for the ride from tallahassee, florida. >> in the middle of the night in new orleans, students, pastors and community organizers prayed. >> let us bow our heads in prayer. >> heading to the capitol for the anniversary of the civil rights march on washington and martin luther king, jr.'s historic i have a dream speech. this group of 60 took to the road, singing, rejoicing and reflecting. "we shall overcome someday ♪ >> a stop at a church in tallahassee, florida, they
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talked about community organizing, civil rights and how things have changed in america. >> what martin luther king was talking about is not civil rights fours, it's civil rights, period, for humanity. >> raymond henry served in afghanistan and iraq, now he's a senior at southern university in new orleans. he says there's been progress, but he believes that there is a disconnect among races, a barrier that still exists. >> we've got a bus right now loaded full of all african-americans. i think that's the problem. if i got a hand to win change, in 50 years, let's bring integrated buses down here. not just white or black, whatever race, i don't care. >> on this bus to washington, d.c. as many reflect on the strides made since 1963, people are also asking the question how much has been done and how much can be done. >> people are people.
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everybody's the same, and if america wants to be the country, the great country, everybody has to be equal. everybody has to have opportunities. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed. >> in 1963, marchers arrived in washington by bus, train, car, and foot. today, 50 years later, it's the same. for the people on this bus, celebration of king's dream i guess the expression of hope for even greater strides toward guaranteeing the rights of all americans. robert ray, aljazeera, tallahassee. >> we are joined now by a political analyst for aljazeera, edward wycoff. is this a celebration, or is it something different than a celebration? >> it is a celebration. i interviewed dr. bernice king, dr. martin luther king's
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youngest daughter yesterday. she was saying how even though we still have challenges, we have come so far. so i think a part of what's happening here is that you are looking at the 50 year trajectory of wish politics and matters of racial equality in this country. in 1953, i think it's fair to say that hardly anyone that stood on that mall that day could have imagined that the man standing before them next wednesday would be the first african-american president. that is a sign of however we've come. there are underlying issues that we can discuss. >> i listen to the people on that bus, and i'm not so sure they think we've come that far. >> when you look at sort of, i think what's interesting about the pew research poll is that it looked at racial outcomes, not barriers to opportunity. so a lot of what we're dealing with, particularly in economics is that the same barriers still exist for african-americans, or
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the same disparities still exist. the wealth gap is still basically the same, if not worse than it was in 1963 between blacks and whites. that's a problem, but these are systemic problems in criminal justice, education, employment, so that's a part of what you're hearing in the voices of those people. >> this is also a teaching moment for kids. there are so many young people who don't even know or remember what happened. >> most of the people on that mall wouldn't have been alive in 1963. >> so what -- how does that also become a teaching moment and what's so important about it from that aspect. >> back to what dr. bernice king was telling me yesterday is that a part of what we're doing is to teach young people about how far we've come, but to keep them engaged and galvanized in the political process and process for justice. one of the things that i thought that was so brilliant that she said is this fight for freedom, the struggle for freedom is something that never ends.
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freedom she said is not one owe open it's won and lost in every generation, so you have to win it again. that's a part of a teachable moment that you mentioned, and i don't think that you should be discouraged by what you hear in those voices. they're going there, excited about being a part of this moment and what's going to actually occur over the course of this weekend, i think is a powerful thing, particularly when you do have -- you do have stories where so many african-americans are feeling more positive about racial politics in this country, or racial justice in this country, as well as whites or hispanics. i don't think we should focus always on the mallays, but on the progress. >> i'm looking at the picture of the mall that day, the washington monument and lincoln memorial, and thinking about the power of those thousands and thousands of people in 1963, and the difference -- >> if they had not had hope, if they were not galvanized and did not believe in this american dream, where would web today.
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how can we focus on all the bad, the ill. yes, we still have stories like trayvon martin, that is a problem. there are barriers to equal opportunity in this country that we can flesh out and deal with, and fight on policy matters, but i still think that there's something to be hopeful about here and dr. king's dream is still being realized, even though it remains elusive for far too many. >> we talked about however we've come over the past 50 years. >> would dr. king have been surprised that within 50 years, we have an african-american as president of the united states? >> no, i think that brother martin would have tears in his eyes, because he always looked at the least of these. he would look at the levels of positivity among children of all colors. he'd look at the wages of working people, he would look at
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black america, see black america's so confused, so obsessed with being successful in materials of money and not really focusing on being faithful. on the one end, he'd look at a black president and say symbolically, that's wonderful, now let me see the situation. i was in chicago, let's go back to chicago. oh, look at all of the blood flowing, look at the low quality education. look at the massive unemployment. look at the lack of health care, look at the delap dated housing. let me go to the vanilla suburbs, the very thing i was fighting for, poor people's campaign. >> you can watch more sunday at 10:30 eastern time. >> america tonight isre, our pr,
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all coming up at the top of the hour on america tonight. >> we'll see you then, thank you. >> still to come, we'll find out more about the long time effects of sports related head injuries. we'll hear from a former nfl players perspective, next in sports. >> we travel to one of the most remote parts of europe and find why the islands have a hard time convincing people to stay.
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>> it's one of the most remote parts of europe, 48,000 people live on farrow islands in the atlantic ocean. one of the government's biggest worries is convincing people to stay. the islands are part of the kingdom of denmark. barnaby phillips reports on the challenges facing the islands.
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>> not many people live here. those that do keep sheep on the mountains or fish. it's not easy. many young people move away. johan wants to pursue his dreams. soon he'll be off to denmark after his high school class of 20 have only three staying. >> the general consensus of anyone that's roughly around my age is that moving out of the country is the best option for anyone that wants to study anything, or as because of housing prices and things like that. living in the faroe islands is extremely expensive. >> to understand the demographic challenge one need to travel to the smaller, outer islands. this is the village of mula. what's sad is that no one lives here. the last people left about 15 years ago.
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they just felt too isolated. there are other village like this in the faroe islands today, remote communities with declining populations, all facing a very uncertain future. >> ola still comes back to the village to collect hey for his animals and remember the place he grew up, but he doesn't expect to see people living here again. in the capitol, i met a couple with a typical story. their two grown up sons are in denmark with young families and busy lives. so do they believe their sons will ever live here again? >> i do have that hope, yes. >> i do not. i think they will stay abroad. i've accepted the fact that we will know grow old alone in the faroe islands. ♪ ♪
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>> there is a thriving art scene on the faroe islands. some who go away in their 20s do come back to raise their families, but this will always feel like a place that is on the edge of the world. that's its drawback, but also its charm. aljazeera on the faroe islands. >> it is a beautiful place. i'd like to go there once. in the meantime, we're back here and michael eaves is here to talk about another problem with pro fool be. >> that's head injuries. there is inherent risks, but in june, more than 2,000 players filed the largest sports lawsuit ever, accusing the league of concealing information lining football related head injuries to long term brain damage. those players probably aren't shocked by a report in the new york times today that says the nfl pressured media partner espn to pull out of an investigative project rewarding head injuries in the league.
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denied telling espn to divorce itself from the project. i spoke to a former new york giants linebacker marshall, whose latest project, the united states state of football examines the correlation between football and concussions. >> what i'm trying to do with this film is take the helmet off and make you care about these people, be in their living rooms, feel like you're alone with them, and with their lives. you'll see that they're like dudes down the street. >> the human interest in nfl players needs to come back. if it's ok to go to a stadium and clap because he makes a great play and gives you a chance to get away from your week of work and misery and you see your favorite player make a great play and your favorite team win a game, keep that human interest there. what that guy needed then versus what he needs now, there has to be a human interest in what goes on with that guy when the cheering stops. >> when you see john maki before
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he passed away and other veterans go through really rough years of dementia and alzheimer's, you sort of need a face in order for it to bring attention to. unfortunately, we've seen more of these gentleman succumb to these injuries and more people paying attention to it. >> seeing those gentleman, john mckie and ralph wensel in that connection i guess difficult. i had a strong connection to their wives. they invited me in, because they wanted people to see it. as a culture, i think we don't want to see that. we don't want to know that we're rooting for something that does this to people. when you see someone get hit, everybody sits there, people are praying, and then they take them off the field, they're waiting for this, and then it's this, and then ok, he's gone, all right, third and six, what are we doing. eventually, we're going to have to reevaluate the game and understand what it is exactly
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we're rooting for. i think the biggest thing that's made a difference is guys like leonard, started sharing their stories. a lot of them felt isolated. they're in a cult that you are makes them sub press their pain. they don't want to seem weak. they don't want their teammates to know, too. they're in competition with these guys. they get out of the game. then they're running into problems. they don't want to admit it, because it's a sign of weakness. they don't want to complain, because that's not what a macho guy does. now they're getting together, and like a real fraternity, comparing their stories and seeing the similarities. the elephant in the room is just -- it's outside the room now. you can't ignore it. >> the united states of offensively premieres in limited release this weekend. also in the nfl, a dangerous situation in tampa, where two buccaneers players have contracted the staff infection known as mrsa.
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guards carl nix and tines discovered it in their toes. they have san tides the practice facilities. if not treated properly, mrsa can be life threatening. >> after a three game suspension for ripping a helmet off and hitting him with it, antonio smith asked for an expedited appeal. the league still upheld its original ruling, meaning he will miss the last two preseason games and first regular game. >> as he impatiently awaits clearance from his head coach, robert griffin iii finds himself in the headlines, first disagreeing with the head coach, and taking r.g.3's recovery from knee surgery and now his clothes, wearing this during pregame warm ups. on game days, nfl players are only allowed to wear league
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approved gear when they take the field. >> postseason continues today at liberty golf club outside new york city. tiger woods started the second round three shots off the lead and through 13 holes was five under for the tournament. the problem was, he wasn't able to finish due to darkness. he is seeking his sixth victory of the season and his third fedex cup championship. taking a look at the leader board, several players on the course, not able to finish. kutcher leads at 10 under par. they will have to finish tomorrow morning. >> the timing was off. >> they had rain delays yesterday. >> pushed them back. all right, thank you mike. >> they're one of the last strikes in the amazon to have remained isolated from the outside word, but now have come out of the shadows. their appearance is seen by some as a warning. marian in a sanchez reports from
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peru. >> on the banks of a river deep in the amazon rain forest, they appeared, first the men around 30, and then the women and the children. for three days in late july, nearly 100 members of the tribe made this unusual appearance. they live in southeastern border near brazil, but have hardly ever been seen. a guard from a nearby watch post recorded the moment. >> transcribes live in isolation, peru's allows prohibit anyone from getting near them. they're so vulnerable, a simple flu or diarrhea could be lethal. they were armed with arrows and spears, seemed cautious, distrustful and apparently hungry. like other 15 transcribes in the region, they are nomads, travel over areas rich in gas reserves.
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anthropologist says logging, mining and oil exploration projects are also affecting the eco system crucial for their survival. >> the eco system is so garage jail in the area. if a helicopter overflies the zone, that scares the animals away and that means the transcribes will not have food. >> to protect these transcribes, peru has land reserves where extraction projects are forbidden and plans to create five more, but years ago, the government's authorized companies to explore gas in some of these areas. >> the former president said what benefits a few could not enter fear with investments that could benefit the company. while gas companies to work in the region, they bite on roots. in july, they demanded bananas and ropes. a community leader thinks the sighting was a message. >> it's a clear message. they are saying this is hour
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territory, and you have no right to be here. they want to live how they have chosen to live. >> anthropologists say the rare sighting is a a warning. they have survived centuries of intrusion by the mod he were man, but that could be changing in many ways. >> america tonight with joie chen starts at the top of the hour. up next, your weather forecast with rebecca stevenson.
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so humidity in the midwest will be rising and boy those temperatures are going to get uncomfortable because while the temperature's warm and the humidity comes up we're going to see the dew points get to 60 and usually when dew points are near 60° meaning there's a lot of moyer i -- moisture in the air t feels very sticky and heavy. we have another wave coming through, we have a tropical storm ivvo moving from the northwest. through arizona and new mexico all the way through the weekend and it's going to be quite soggy. you can see that moisture train.
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>> caller: the water -- it requires this new warning. >> welcome to al jazeera, i'm john siegenthaler. here are the top stories. more force hes in the mediterranean at the same time, russia is calling for investigation into syria's chemical weapons attack. immediate access to the track sites for a u.n. inspection team. bob filner resigned as san diego mayor. so-called rim fire that's threatening yosemite national

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